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Convert Numbers to ODS

Convert your file from Numbers Spreadsheet File to LibreOffice Open XML Spreadsheet with this NUMBERS to ODS converter.


Files with the NUMBERS extension are created by Apple's NUMBERS program for Mac, which is part of the iWork package available from MAC OSX.

It allows users to create elaborate spreadsheets, tables and calculations.

The data contained in NUMBERS files is organized by columns and rows, in the same way as Excel and other spreadsheet office software.

In addition to written data and formulas, NUMBERS spreadsheets can also contain graphs, tables, images, and other media.

The fields support basic and more advanced formulas for creating calculations with added values.

Although NUMBERS files are very similar to Microsoft Excel files in use, there is no support to open them through Excel, Calc, or LibreOffice since their structure is different.


An ODS file is a spreadsheet created by the Calc program included with the LibreOffice package. Stores data in cells that are organized in rows and columns.

ODS files are formatted using the OpenDocument XML-based standard.

This free format is an ISO standard and is used worldwide for its wide support of software, including free programs.

One of the biggest problems when converting files between the ODS type and the Numbers format is the support of images and graphics, since when using OpenDocument spreadsheets, the format may be lost if they are saved or opened with different programs.

To convert from NUMBERS to XLSX and from XLSX to NUMBERS you can make use of any of the various existing online services for this purpose:

The steps are, almost, the same for every cloud service provider:

  • Step 1: Upload file, either by opening a dialog / search box or by dragging it to the box.
  • Step 2 (Optional): You can make some additional adjustments like Optical Character Recognition, the source language or remove the colors from the source file.
  • Step 3: Click on the conversion button.
  • Step 4: Download the XLSX output file.